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Sen. Landrieu skips endorsement of Edwin Edwards - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 04:31
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Democratic Party may have endorsed former Gov. Edwin Edwards for Congress, but the state's highest elected Democratic official won't be doing the same. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu dodged talk Monday of backing the convicted felon for an open Baton Rouge-based congressional seat. She said Edwards should get a good show of voter support, but declined to offer her own, saying: "He's running his campaign. I'm running mine." Landrieu…
Sen. Landrieu skips endorsement of Edwin Edwards
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 03:30
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Democratic Party may have endorsed former Gov. Edwin Edwards for Congress, but the state's highest elected Democratic official won't be doing the same. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu dodged talk Monday of backing the convicted felon for an open Baton Rouge-based congressional seat. She said Edwards should get a good show of voter support, but declined to offer her own, saying: "He's running his campaign. I'm running mine." Landrieu…
Mary Landrieu staying out of Edwin Edwards' bid for Congress
Monday, 22 September 2014 17:26
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is staying out of the race for the 6th Congressional District where fellow Democrat and former Gov. Edwin Edwards is looking to best a crowded field of Republicans. Landrieu said the 6th District had some "very able candidates" but would not endorse Edwards. She said the two are running parallel campaigns. "He's running his race. I'm running my race. I can promise you I've seen him out criss-crossing the district. He's…
Infamous ex-con
Sunday, 21 September 2014 14:08
Gloria Borger spent time with legendary Louisiana Democrat, 87 year old Edwin Edwards, who is running for Congress.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
The bad boy of Louisiana politics
Friday, 19 September 2014 01:18
Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is looking for a comeback after almost nine years in prison, Gloria Borger reports.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Fresh act: 87-year-old felon Edwin Edwards wants back in Congress
Thursday, 18 September 2014 23:17
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 9:31pm BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (CNN) — It's Sunday morning at the New Life Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but the man preaching to the choir is no minister. "My God is not finished with me yet," he tells the congregation. The man speaking is Edwin W. Edwards -- ex-four-term Louisiana governor, ex-four-term congressman and ex-con. "I may be old and rancid butter, but I'm on your side of the…
Felon, 87, wants back in Congress
Thursday, 18 September 2014 21:17
(CNN) -- Unrepentant and unapologetic, Edwin Edwards says he's not looking for forgiveness. At 87, he is looking for votes. After almost nine years in prison, the flamboyant showman of Louisiana politics has a fresh act -- running for Congress, co-starring his 35-year-old wife and their 1-year-old baby. Edwards, the former four-term Louisiana governor and former four-term member of Congress from the state, says when the Congressional seat came open, he thought this was his…
Denham Springs city employee removes anti-Edwin Edwards 'crook' campaign signs
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:09
A Denham Springs city employee apparently deemed 6th Congressional District Candidate Cassie Felder's campaign signs "offensive" and removed a couple of them. In addition to more traditional "Cassie Felder - Congress" signs, Felder's campaign has been taking aim at Democratic candidate and former Gov. Edwin Edwards with signs that read "Don't vote for the crook. It's important." The word "crook" is in large capital letters, and some of the signs have been placed right next…
Local September 11th rememberence events
Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:55
(WGNO) - A local veterans housing outreach group has organized a September 11th Jazz benefit to help homeless, hungry, disabled, senior and wounded veterans. American Jazz Trumpeter Kermit Ruffins will be there, and Former Governor Edwin Edwards will be speaking. The event takes place from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at 116 Byrd Lane, Hahnville, LA. Suggested donations are $25 in advance and $35 at the event. Jefferson Parish and Kenner will be lowering their…
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards on what Nagin can expect in federal prison
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 01:11
Late Monday morning former New Orleans Mayor Ray nagging embraced his family outside Texarkana Federal Correctional Institution. It was an emotional farewell as it is where he will begin serving his 10-year sentence “The loudest sound you’re ever going to hear is the clanging of a prison door when you walk in for the first time. It’s something you never forget. It resonates in your mind and your consciousness for the rest of your life,”…
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